Survey on Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) Threats and Security

Survey on Industrial Internet of Things (IoT) Threats and Security

Andrea Chiappetta (Marconi International University, USA)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-8407-0.ch016

Abstract

Analyzing the evolution of new generation peripherals can affirm that the next decade will be characterized by the exponential increase in the number of “objects” interconnected to the internet that will be more able to communicate with each other independently and will lead to the affirmation of the paradigm internet of things (IoT), which will revolutionize everyday life on a global level. This evolution will concern not only the business realities, interested in the development of applications and systems necessary to emerge and be competitive on the market but also the ordinary citizens who will be surrounded by interconnected objects able to facilitate their everyday life. This aspect implies particular attention to the implementation of solutions oriented to cyber security necessary to guarantee an efficient and effective level of protection against the threats coming from the “world” internet, known by the term cyber space.
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Survey Of Industrial Iot Threats

Industrial IoT threats are the dangers of likely attack against devices and machines connected through IoT in various industries like power generation, transportation, construction as well as healthcare. Considering the fact that the industrial IoT has a high potential, the risks involved are also relatively high.

Analyzing the evolution of new generation peripherals we can affirm that the next decade will be characterized by the exponential increase in the number of “objects” interconnected to the Internet which will be more and more able to communicate with each other independently and will lead to the affirmation of the paradigm ” Internet of Things (IoT) “or” Internet of Things “which will revolutionize everyday life on a global level. This evolution will concern not only the business realities, interested in the development of applications and systems necessary to emerge and be competitive on the market but also the ordinary citizens who will be surrounded by interconnected objects able to facilitate their everyday life.

The IoT paradigm is relatively new but has an essential evolutionary potential due to the rapid evolution of transmission technologies characterized by ever-increasing speeds and used today for access to the Internet to fly the interconnection of “objects” which will be increasingly independent in the control and exchange of information useful for infrastructure management.

The technologies related to the IoT paradigm will have to evolve according to the basic rules of cybersecurity to guarantee the protection of data Privacy and Critical Infrastructures, where present, in compliance with the Critical Infrastructure Protection Directive (2008/114/EC) new European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR 679/2016) which was implemented on 25 May 2018 and the European Network and Information Security Directive (NIS 1148/2016) performed on 9 May 2018.

As for the private sector also for the industry, the Internet of Things (IoT) is seen as a valuable tool to offer opportunities, but often they do not appropriately evaluate the risks to which they might exhibit. This aspect, on the one hand, provides excellent opportunities deriving from having a great variety of apparat/systems always connected, on the other, it exposes to security breaches as the equipment is not always designed taking this aspect into account.

It is precisely this tremendous concrete opportunity for IoT technological growth that is the fundamental pillar for the development of the so-called “Fourth Industrial Revolution” known by the term Industry 4.0 (Figure 1).

Figure 1.

The fourth industrial revolution: “Industry 4.0”

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